Career Community Advising Model
The Loeb Center is staffed with expert advisors who bring lived experience in their industry areas to their advising, programming, and alumni engagement work in the Loeb. Career communities include:
The Loeb Center brings 6 alumni mentors to campus each year, across a wide range of career fields and occupations, to spend a couple of days on campus lecturing on current professional topics, offering insights into career opportunities and pathways, and providing personalized 1:1 advice for students.
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Career Trek Program
Our career community program directors lead groups of 12 students at a time, over Interterm or Spring Break, on immersive career exploration treks to various cities to explore professional ecosystems and visit various alumni at work.
Examples of past treks include explorations of sustainability careers in Boston, finance careers in NYC, entertainment careers in LA, technology careers in Silicon Valley, and social impact and government careers in Washington, DC.
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Houston Internship Program
The Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program provides Amherst College students with substantive, paid summer internship opportunities in various industries across the U.S. and abroad. In addition to providing students with vetted, quality internships, the Houston Program offers students 360° support throughout the entire internship cycle, including preparatory advising, professional skill development, and assistance throughout their summer experiences. Through this process, students develop valuable and transferable skills, expand their networks, and gain exposure and insight to further their career exploration and planning.
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Meiklejohn Fellows Program
The goal of the Meiklejohn Fellows Program is to advance equal opportunity for success by providing robust resources and support to Amherst College students from families with low incomes, and to those who are the first in their families to attend college. Fellows participate in Meiklejohn career workshops; benefit from individualized guidance from career specialists; are guaranteed at least one paid summer internship, research opportunity, or other educational experience after the first or second summer at the college; and engage in networking opportunities with Amherst alumni.
Learn more about the Meiklejohn Fellows Program